Thursday, October 13, 2016

Dressed for fall at home.

The time of year where colour is like a glowing change in our state of mind.
 At home it means some of the white gets put away and the colour that has been stored away in totes and linen cupboard come out to play. 

Right on the heels of our full house tour where you saw the home in it's relatively neutral state, it's time to check out some new vignettes, crazy pillow combos and fall pumpkins.
Just a few rooms, but lots of photos. I'm posting them all at once today because I will probably forget to post the rest.

Welcome to our home a la fall!

the completely mismatched pillow collection of fall. brown houndstooth, rust velvet, kilim pillow, an annie selke burlap, the flock pillow from the shop along with black african mud cloth, gold and another floral kilim. they all tie together in some way but are all completely different. plus some pumpkin table decor

one of my favourite things to do from warm seasons to cold seasons is change the lampshades from white and light gray to dark grey and black. such a simple change but completely changes the look without buying a whole new lamp and changes the light at night

the broom corn rides again

this year's fall mantel.

 the trunk that usually sat in this spot got moved under the sofa table and it has freed up more walking space. this stool has lived under that sofa table since we put the table there. a little switcheroo and a whole new look.

frederick the fern now resides indoors for overwintering. we'll see how he likes this spot

this yellow typewriter lives in my office all year but the last few falls i walk it downstairs to join in this vignette because the colour is so perfect.


PLUS, a quick diy for you ladies out there. i saw this idea on pinterest and literally just copied it. not original but damn it is working out perfectly. our hamper sits behind our bedroom door, and most of my necklace collection has hung here for about a year but i was in desperate need of a way to organize and hang my scarves. they were making my closet a mess and i never put them back where they belonged. i used the same shelf brackets as the laundry room plant shelves flipped upside down and then bought these hooks at ikea as well. all my scarves are clipped neatly and are easy to see and get to.
so far i am loving it, they aren't in the way and i can see my options without throwing them all on the bed.


What the hell is that?

...... a new piece of furniture looks like a crib

Well it kind of is.

We have been keeping a bombshell over here in Oliver and Rust land.
Trevor and I are making a foray into the land of parent hood in a short 6 weeks.
Some of my customers have just started noticing as I have been very lucky thus far with the growing a baby and staying healthy. 
We are extremely happy, working like crazy on everything from the nursery (which I promise means a before and after), the shop, life, the downstairs bathroom reno I have been promising and just general living.

I'm not huge into the typical baby screaming from the rooftops etc, don't mistake that to mean I'm not ecstatic but it does explain why I haven't shared sooner.

Anyways, probably a little bit of sharing in the future as things get even more hectic with Christmas retail making a scramble approach.

Have a great day everyone,


Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Plant party in the laundry room

Good afternoon everyone,

Plant party in the laundry room just sounds a bit odd but its exactly what's going down in this house. Every year after the warm summer nights come to an end, I gradually start moving my plants back in the house and decide "enny minny mo" style which plants get to stay and which unfortunately get the organic bin.

As much as I have always wanted to try and overwinter them all, there is only so much room in the house and I don't love tropical plants all over during the Christmas season (crazy I know but plants a plenty just don't scream Christmas with the snow).

Anyways I conned Trevor into helping me put up some shelves in our quite sunny and warm (with a little added help of humidity and heat from the dryer) laundry room.

There was a nice big wall with just a basket hanging on it so down it came and up went some shelves

this was an instagram photo i snapped right after we got them hung and i couldn't wait but 1 second to get a plant on these babies.

i used the ikea ekby brackets, and rough sawn plain pine from rona

and now with my plant jungle fully in place.
our country-ish nights are pretty cool around here at this time of year so all the plants i wanted to keep and save had to find a home on these shelves and in our spare room upstairs (however that table is mostly orchids up there)

the big bamboo pole (anyone been to jamaica and just get that song stuck in their head?)
hangs on rod hooks from the hardware store and it did need to be moved forward a bit so i could still use it for more plants..... ahem hanging wet clothes on hangers

some of the displaced air plants ended up in here as well.
i found homes for a lot of them in our fall decor but since i have a collecting hoarding issue with these babies some needed to go in here

so..... Speaking of plant collecting, I have a little fun for my local followers. (this means you have to be able to and intend to drive to my store at 137 Highway 20 East in Fonthill, Ontario).

this jungle in the laundry room is only a part on my plant collection so as of today (i counted today twice to double check)  take a shot at guessing how many plants reside inside the walls of the Oliver and Rust house and you can earn yourself a $25.00 gift certificate to the Oliver and Rust store

This contest will remain open until Thanksgiving Monday October 10, 2016 night at 9pm. 

Have a great day everyone,


What I'm Listening to:

I'm a king bee: The Grateful Dead
Spoonful: Etta James